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  1. Where 26 spine surgeons, neurosurgeons moved in the 1st half of 2018

    For the first six months of 2018, North Carolina has seen a boon of spine surgeons and neurosurgeons moving their practices to the state. Several other states report two or three spine-focused surgeons moving there in the past six months. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Dr. John Prunskis battles the opioid crisis: 4 things to know

    John Prunskis, MD, is one of 29 members in the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, which aims to identify gaps in pain management to tackle the opioid crisis, the Daily Herald reports. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Study from Spine: 4 trends in physician reimbursement for spinal procedures

    A retrospective cohort study in Spine identified trends in University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Neurosurgery's spinal procedure reimbursement rates since 2010. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 28 new spine or orthopedic practices to open in 2018 so far

    Here are 28 new spine or orthopedic practices that opened so far in 2018. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. NeuroPoint Alliance adds Mayfield Brain & Spine: 5 highlights

    NeuroPoint Alliance welcomed Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain and Spine to its Quality Outcomes Database Spine program. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Former Zimmer Biomet employee joins new device company as COO: 5 points

    IncludeHealth welcomed former Zimmer Biomet logistics director Eric Huppi as COO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Medtronic & 2 other companies receive $33.1M research grant: 4 things to know

    The Israeli government awarded Medtronic, GE Health and Change Healthcare $33.1 million in grants to continue researching in the country, according to Calcalist. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Barton Health opens $15M orthopedic center: 5 insights

    South Lake Tahoe, Calif.-based Barton Health cut the ribbon on its new $15 million orthopedic center, according to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. The State of Spine Surgery Think Tank: key takeaways from 2018

    The State of Spine Surgery Think Tank: key takeaways from 2018 By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Stryker opens new robotic surgery training center: 3 things to know

    Stryker opened their new Fort Lauderdale. Fla.-based Mako Education Center designed to train surgeons in robotic orthopedic surgery, the South Florida Business Journal reported. The center is the only one of its kind dedicated to training surgeons in robotics. By Rachel Popa -
  4. Dr. Drew Brown joins Laser Spine Institute: 4 things to know

    Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon Drew Brown, MD, joined the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Fla. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Rapid recovery protocol for scoliosis surgery aims to reduce opioid use: 3 insights

    Dominick A. Tuason, MD, and Thomas McPartland, MD, instituted a rapid recovery protocol for adolescent scoliosis patients at New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, My Central Jersey reports. By Shayna Korol -
  2. K2M receives clearances for Cayman United Plate System, enhances 3D-printed lateral cage—3 insights

    K2M received FDA 510(k) clearance and a CE Mark for its Cayman United Plate System after completion of its first surgical cases. By Shayna Korol -
  3. 234 FDA cleared devices from orthopedic & spine device companies so far in 2018

    Here are 234 orthopedic and spine device companies that received FDA device clearances in 2018 so far. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. California spine, neurosurgeon indicted for allegedly accepting $40M in kickbacks: 5 key points

    California spine, neurosurgeon indicted for allegedly accepting $40M in kickbacks: 5 key points By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 38 orthopedic & spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in June 2018

    38 orthopedic & spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in June 2018 By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Drs. Peter DeLuca, Gary Dorshimer & more: 3 sports medicine physicians on the move — June 2018

    Here are three sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions: By Angie Stewart -
  7. NuVasive introduces modular implants for posterior fixation: 3 insights

    NuVasive launched the Reline MAS Midline system for posterior fixation. By Shayna Korol -
  8. Cerapedics closes $22M financing round: 3 takeaways

    Cerapedics completed a $22 million financing round to accelerate commercialization of its i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft for degenerative disc disease. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Cuyuna Regional Medical plans $13M orthopedic outpatient center; to add spine surgeon

    Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minn., plans to develop a new outpatient clinic with a focus on orthopedics and pain management, according to the Brainerd Dispatch. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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